George Cleary, CR, Owner & CEO of The Cleary Company in Columbus, Ohio, is proud to announce his Team’s recent industry achievements in design and craftsmanship. “The CotYs are great for recognizing the best of the best. I’m more thrilled with each win we receive. It’s truly a Team effort but it’s also great for the Project Developers, Designers, Project Managers and Carpenters who collaborate with our clients to build these winning projects that showcase their awesome talents. It’s also great to receive recognition by our industry peers with these wins.” The CotYs awards are given at the local, regional and national levels. In 2020, three projects designed and built by The Cleary Company won Central Ohio remodeling awards.

Residential Exterior $100-200k :

Project Developer John Coleman, CRPM – Designer Matt Zimmer – Project Manager Mike Farrenkopf, CLC

Residential Kitchen $60-100k – Read more about this project on our blog!

Kitchen Remodel – Dublin OH
Commercial Interior:

Project Developer Robert Raskin – Designer Laura Watson ASID, UDCP – Project Manager Eric Isler

Fun facts! This Commercial Interior project remodeling award winner was our previous office location. Our Team also won a CotY in 2012 for this building in this same category for the extensive remodel and addition we designed and built. Now it’s home to Puptown Lounge‘s newest location! Check them out at 4766 Kenny Rd, Columbus, Ohio, 43220.

On Friday, December 4, 2020, the local chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI-CO) announced its annual Contractor of the Year awards (CotYs) via Zoom. Ten area remodeling companies submitted a total of 26 projects. Then, judging is by a panel of NARI members from across the country.

What are the CotY Awards?

The prestigious Contractor of the Year (CotYs) Awards are presented each year to NARI members who have demonstrated outstanding work through their remodeling projects. Members submit projects voluntarily through an online portal for judging.

Because CotY-winning remodeling award projects demonstrate exceptional design and craftsmanship in renovation, a diverse and impartial panel judge each project. Projects entered into the National CotY Awards program are eligible to win a Regional award among 48 categories in seven regions nationwide. Selection of one National CotY winner is from amongst the Regional winners in each category. For this year, we will hear about Regional award winners in February and National winners in April at NARI’s annual national conference (held virtually in 2020). Stay tuned for more announcements!

The Cleary Company teams members active in NARI’s Central Ohio chapter, which is located in NARI National’s East Central Region. Ten Central Ohio remodeling companies submitted a total of 45 project entries in the 2020 local competition. Ultimately, twenty-seven winners were announced in 26 award categories with a rare tie in the Commercial Interiors category!